it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator
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it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator

A new artificial intelligence system called GROVER can create extremely plausible fake news stories. Why would anyone build something like this? Why, to fight fake news of course!

why processed food kills your waistline and mood, and how fresh food can save both
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why processed food kills your waistline and mood, and how fresh food can save both

We already know that highly processed foods are bad for you. But several new studies show that it's even worse for you than we thought, damaging both your waistline and mood.

how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen
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how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen

For some inexplicable reason, Google funded an experiment to test whether cold fusion is possible. It's not and can't be unless everything we know about physics is wrong.

actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions
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actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions

Resistance to Huawei's technology being implemented across the world for new 5G networks isn't xenophobia or tech feudalism. It's a sober stance based on China's behavior.

why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation
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why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation

Universal basic income is pitched as the best possible solution to tens of millions of jobs being taken over by code and machines. But it's another populist bumper sticker solution to a complicated problem.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 016
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 016

shadow nation / new world order / chapter 016

world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays
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world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays

We're on the verge of driving many childhood illnesses into extinction but a group of obsessed conspiracy theorists is trying to stop us, with thousands of kids as collateral damage.

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast
# oddities

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast

Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing

mit weighs in on how to train your neural network
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mit weighs in on how to train your neural network

Computer scientists at MIT are spearheading an effort to make designing and training artificial neural networks a lot faster and more efficient by powering through a paradox in their implementation.

how climate change will slowly poison our seafood
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how climate change will slowly poison our seafood

Toxic algal blooms are on the rise thanks to warming oceans, and that’s bad news for nations that rely on calories from seafood…

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